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PV now syndicated publication

23 November 2015 at 06:59 | 1508 views

The Patriotic Vanguard management is proud to announce the signing of a contract with a prestigious international news marketing company based in the UK.

According to PV CEO and publisher Gibril Gbanabome Koroma (pictured) the contract means PV would now be earning revenue for its stories and articles which will, for the first time in PV’s ten-year history, enable its management to pay its numerous volunteer correspondents around the world on a regular basis. However, publisher Koroma made the following point:

"Payment to our journalists will depend on performance. We shall pretty soon start paying our correspondents per story. That means if you write a well researched, balanced story and it gets published you will be paid for it. So it’s up to the individual journalist; if you write very good and objective stories with no biases, expect to get paid for them. We cannot unfortunately pay for opinion pieces or commentaries at this time, but that’s something we might do in the future because some opinion pieces can be quite revealing."

The CEO thanked the hundreds of correspondents and contributors and donors who had supported PV over the years and promised to start contacting and consulting some of them soon on the way forward. A list of some of the people who had contributed stories and articles to PV over the years will soon be published to express gratitude and honour them.

"PV has now entered a new phase in its life but let me assure everyone that our editorial policy and philosophy remain the same. What has changed is that we have now moved from volunteering into a real business mode and environment, so watch out as we take you on this roller coaster ride, " Koroma said.

The Patriotic Vanguard newspaper was founded July 30, 2005 by CEO Koroma in Vancouver, Canada. It quickly became a trailblazer and pioneer of Sierra Leonean online journalism. It has offices in both Vancouver and Freetown, Sierra Leone.